UK News Briefing

  • October 6, 2003

    Holy fools take to the high wire

    -6/10/03

    A clown will next week deliver a sermon in a cathedral while balancing on a wire.

    Other clowns will act

    Holy fools take to the high wire -6/10/03 A clown will next week deliver a sermon in a cathedral while balancing on a wire. Other clowns will act in sketches and give Bible readings during the service at St Albans Cathedral, Herts, next Sunday. The...
  • October 6, 2003

    Inclusive church campaign to surround church leaders with prayer

    -6/10/03

    The leaders of the Anglican Church who meet next week to discuss the diffe

    Inclusive church campaign to surround church leaders with prayer -6/10/03 The leaders of the Anglican Church who meet next week to discuss the differences of opinion surrounding homosexuality in the church will be literally surrounded by prayer as a...
  • October 6, 2003

    Call for papers on political theology

    -6/10/03

    The international journal Political Theology has issued a call for papers that explore significant po

    Call for papers on political theology -6/10/03 The international journal Political Theology has issued a call for papers that explore significant political events, personalities and policies as well as the presuppositions of philosophical...
  • October 6, 2003

    Three die in US church shooting

    -6/10/03

    A woman has opened fire in a church in Atlanta, Georgia, killing her mother and the minister before turning

    Three die in US church shooting -6/10/03 A woman has opened fire in a church in Atlanta, Georgia, killing her mother and the minister before turning the gun on herself. The shooting happened early on Sunday at the Turner Monumental AME church in...
  • October 2, 2003

    Christians fast with David Blane

    -2/10/03

    Thousands of CAFOD supporters will join Blaine in choosing to go hungry this Friday (3 October) in a 24 ho

    Christians fast with David Blane -2/10/03 Thousands of CAFOD supporters will join Blaine in choosing to go hungry this Friday (3 October) in a 24 hour fast to raise money to help those who do not have that choice. The Catholic aid agency points out...
  • October 1, 2003

    Church says Government proposals would amount to gay marriage

    -1/10/03

    The Roman Catholic Church has said that the Government's proposals to give le

    Church says Government proposals would amount to gay marriage -1/10/03 The Roman Catholic Church has said that the Governmentís proposals to give legal recognition to same-sex couples were ìtantamount to civil marriageî and would undermine the...
  • October 1, 2003

    Church turns to spin

    -1/10/03

    The Church of England is trying to spin its way out of the crisis over the issue of homosexuality, reports the Daily T

    Church turns to spin -1/10/03 The Church of England is trying to spin its way out of the crisis over the issue of homosexuality, reports the Daily Telegraph. The revelation comes from a document drawn up by one of the Archbishop of Canterbury's...
  • September 30, 2003

    Flood of former child soldiers expected

    -30/9/03

    CAFOD partner Don Bosco Homes in Liberia is preparing to receive thousands of former child soldiers

    Flood of former child soldiers expected -30/9/03 CAFOD partner Don Bosco Homes in Liberia is preparing to receive thousands of former child soldiers as demobilisation starts on 1 October. While small numbers of child soldiers have been drifting into...
  • September 30, 2003

    Theologian writes prayers for hunted animals

    -30/9/03

    Prayers for hunted animals to be used by churches on World Day for Animals, 4 October (St Fran

    Theologian writes prayers for hunted animals -30/9/03 Prayers for hunted animals to be used by churches on World Day for Animals, 4 October (St Francis Day), have been released by CPHA as part of its ongoing campaign to ban hunting with dogs. This...
  • September 24, 2003

    Bishops back cloning ban

    -24/9/03

    Catholic Bishops in England and Wales have urged the British government to back a UN resolution supported by over

    Bishops back cloning ban -24/9/03 Catholic Bishops in England and Wales have urged the British government to back a UN resolution supported by over 30 states calling for a total ban on the cloning of human lives. As the UN prepares to discuss a...